Antonyms of verb confront

1 of 4 senses of confront

Sense 2
confront, face up, face -- (deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes")
       Antonym of avoid (Sense 1)
      => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb confront

4 senses of confront

Sense 1
confront, face -- (oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other")
       => meet, encounter, play, take on -- (contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary")

Sense 2
confront, face up, face -- (deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes")
       => set about, go about, approach -- (begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project")

Sense 3
confront, face, present -- (present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us")

Sense 4
confront -- (be face to face with; "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume")
       => front, look, face -- (be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park")

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